Iason Athanasiadis

About Iason Athanasiadis

Iason Athanasiadis

Iason Athanasiadis, a 2008 Nieman Fellow, is based in Istanbul and covers humanitarian crises in Iraq for the U.N. His work can be seen at http://www.unocha.org/media-resources/latest-products.

Mystical Kabul

By September 29, 2011

From Kabul words and images of war come our way. At a time of increasing violence, photojournalist Iason Athanasiadis explores part of the city’s underground rarely seen—the Sufi sect’s ecstatic ceremonies—in a photo essay he calls “mystical Kabul.” We see … Read more

The “Front” in Libya

By March 15, 2004

Shooting in Libya has been very frustrating because when you’re on the “front” you feel very acutely that it is in no way whatsoever this war’s real front. When the rebels are not chasing after the coalition airplanes, the fighting—what … Read more